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Hans MoravecOrbital Skyhooks (1977)

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Two parts of computer simulation depicting a dynamic orbital skyhook, a cable in a sub synchronous orbit that rotates to touch the planet surface. The first part shows a touch down and take off of an end of the cable at a hypothetical space port in Africa. The second segment shows an animated diagram of the cable skyhook as it rotates and orbits to "walk" the planet surface. Shot directly off a video monitor - low image quality. Digitized in 2006.


This movie is part of the collection: Community Video

Producer: Hans Moravec
Audio/Visual: silent, black and white
Keywords: space elevator; orbital skyhook; Stanford AI Lab; SAILDART; SAIL film; Hans Moravec
Contact Information: bgb@archive.org Les Earnest


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